|Greg Lynn on calculus in architecture - TED.com|
Greg Lynn talks about the mathematical roots of architecture -- and how calculus and digital tools allow modern designers to move beyond the traditional building forms. A glorious church in Queens (and a titanium tea set) illustrate his theory.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2005; TED; Talks; design; 2005
|Carmen Agra Deedy spins stories - TED.com|
Storyteller Carmen Agra Deedy spins a funny, wise and luminous tale of parents and kids, starring her Cuban mother. Settle in and enjoy the ride -- Mama's driving!
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2005; TED; Talks; children; entertainment; memory; storytelling; 2005
|Terry Moore: How to tie your shoes - TED.com|
Terry Moore found out he'd been tying his shoes the wrong way his whole life. In the spirit of TED, he takes the stage to share a better way. (Historical note: This was the very first 3-minute audience talk given from the TED stage, in 2005.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2005; TED; Talks; culture; demo; entertainment; 2005
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|Lennart Green does close-up card magic - TED.com|
Like your uncle at a family party, the rumpled Swedish doctor Lennart Green says, "Pick a card, any card." But what he does with those cards is pure magic -- flabbergasting, lightning-fast, how-does-he-do-it? magic.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; entertainment; humor; illusion; magic; TED2005; 2005
|Brian Greene on string theory - TED.com|
Physicist Brian Greene explains superstring theory, the idea that minscule strands of energy vibrating in 11 dimensions create every particle and force in the universe.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2005; TED; Talks; physics; science; universe; 2005
|Thom Mayne on architecture as connection - TED.com|
Architect Thom Mayne has never been one to take the easy option, and this whistle-stop tour of the buildings he's created makes you glad for it. These are big ideas cast in material form.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2005; TED; Talks; architecture; arts; culture; design; invention; 2005
|Charles Fleischer insists: All things are Moleeds - TED.com|
In a presentation that can only be described as epic, comedian Charles Fleischer delivers a hysterical send-up of a time-honored TED theme: the map. Geometry, numbers, charts and stamp art also factor in (somehow), as he weaves together a unique theory of everything called "Moleeds."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; astronomy; comedy; humor; map; science; TED2005; 2005
|Janine Benyus shares nature's designs - TED.com|
In this inspiring talk about recent developments in biomimicry, Janine Benyus provides heartening examples of ways in which nature is already influencing the products and systems we build.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; DNA; animals; biology; biomimicry; design; environment; evolution; fish; science; technology; TED2005; 2005
|James Surowiecki: When social media became news - TED.com|
James Surowiecki pinpoints the moment when social media became an equal player in the world of news-gathering: the 2005 tsunami, when YouTube video, blogs, IMs and txts carried the news -- and preserved moving personal stories from the tragedy.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; culture; entertainment; media; social change; social media; technology; TED2005; 2005
|Ray Kurzweil on how technology will transform us - TED.com|
Inventor, entrepreneur and visionary Ray Kurzweil explains in abundant, grounded detail why, by the 2020s, we will have reverse-engineered the human brain and nanobots will be operating your consciousness.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2005; TED; Talks; biotech; business; culture; future; invention; robots; science; technology; transhuman; 2005
|Arthur Benjamin does "Mathemagic" - TED.com|
In a lively show, mathemagician Arthur Benjamin races a team of calculators to figure out 3-digit squares, solves another massive mental equation and guesses a few birthdays. How does he do it? He’ll tell you.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2005; TED; Talks; education; entertainment; magic; math; performance; 2005
|Amory Lovins on winning the oil endgame - TED.com|
In this energizing talk, Amory Lovins lays out his simple plan for weaning the US off oil and revitalizing the economy.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; MacArthur grant; business; economics; energy; environment; green; science; technology; TED2005; 2005
|Scott McCloud on comics - TED.com|
In this unmissable look at the magic of comics, Scott McCloud bends the presentation format into a cartoon-like experience, where colorful diversions whiz through childhood fascinations and imagined futures that our eyes can hear and touch.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; art; arts; book; children; computers; creativity; design; entertainment; future; history; TED2005; 2005
|Tom Honey on God and the tsunami - TED.com|
In the days following the tragic South Asian tsunami of 2004, the Rev. Tom Honey pondered the question, "How could a loving God have done this?" Here is his answer.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2005; TED; Talks; God; culture; disaster relief; global issues; philosophy; religion; 2005
|Caroline Lavelle casts a spell on cello - TED.com|
Caroline Lavelle plays the cello like a sorceress casting a spell, occasionally hiding behind her wild mane of blond hair as she sings of pastoral themes. She performs "Farther than the Sun," backed by Thomas Dolby on keyboards.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2005; TED; Talks; Featured; arts; cello; entertainment; music; performance; short talk; vocals; 2005
|Robert Full on animal movement - TED.com|
Biologist Robert Full shares slo-mo video of some captivating critters. Take a closer look at the spiny legs that allow cockroaches to scuttle across mesh and the nanobristle-packed feet that let geckos to run straight up walls.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2005; TED; Talks; design; evolution; robots; science; technology; 2005
|James Watson on how he discovered DNA - TED.com|
Nobel laureate James Watson opens TED2005 with the frank and funny story of how he and his research partner, Francis Crick, discovered the structure of DNA.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2005; TED; Talks; DNA; culture; genetics; history; invention; science; storytelling; technology; 2005
|Thomas Barnett draws a new map for peace - TED.com|
In this bracingly honest talk, international security strategist Thomas Barnett outlines a post-Cold War solution for the foundering U.S. military that is both sensible and breathtaking in its simplicity: Break it in two.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2005; TED; Talks; culture; global issues; military; peace; technology; war; 2005
|Larry Burns on the future of cars - TED.com|
General Motors veep Larry Burns previews cool next-gen car design: sleek, customizable (and computer-enhanced) vehicles that run clean on hydrogen -- and pump energy back into the electrical grid when they're idle.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; alternative energy; cars; design; energy; future; green; technology; TED2005; 2005
|Eva Vertes looks to the future of medicine - TED.com|
Eva Vertes -- only 19 when she gave this talk -- discusses her journey toward studying medicine and her drive to understand the roots of cancer and Alzheimer’s.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2005; TED; Talks; Featured; cancer; disease; health; science; technology; wunderkind; 2005
|Luca Turin on the science of scent - TED.com|
What's the science behind a sublime perfume? With charm and precision, biophysicist Luca Turin explains the molecular makeup -- and the art -- of a scent.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2005; TED; Talks; beauty; happiness; materials; science; technology; 2005
|Kevin Kelly on how technology evolves - TED.com|
Tech enthusiast Kevin Kelly asks "What does technology want?" and discovers that its movement toward ubiquity and complexity is much like the evolution of life.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2005; TED; Talks; choice; culture; evolution; future; history; philosophy; science; technology; 2005
|Howard Rheingold: The new power of collaboration - TED.com|
Howard Rheingold talks about the coming world of collaboration, participatory media and collective action -- and how Wikipedia is really an outgrowth of our natural human instinct to work as a group.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2005; TED; Talks; business; collaboration; communication; community; cooperation; culture; global issues; humanity; wikipedia; 2005
|Graham Hawkes flies through the ocean - TED.com|
Graham Hawkes takes us aboard his graceful, winged submarines to the depths of planet Ocean (a.k.a. "Earth"). It's a deep blue world we landlubbers rarely see in 3D.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; design; exploration; invention; oceans; technology; TED2005; 2005
|Richard St. John's 8 secrets of success - TED.com|
Why do people succeed? Is it because they're smart? Or are they just lucky? Neither. Analyst Richard St. John condenses years of interviews into an unmissable 3-minute slideshow on the real secrets of success.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2005; TED; Talks; business; culture; education; entertainment; happiness; psychology; short talk; work; 2005
|William McDonough on cradle to cradle design - TED.com|
Green-minded architect and designer William McDonough asks what our buildings and products would look like if designers took into account "all children, all species, for all time."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; architecture; business; china; culture; design; environment; global issues; sustainability; technology; TED2005; 2005
|Robert Fischell on medical inventing - TED.com|
Accepting his 2005 TED Prize, inventor Robert Fischell makes three wishes: redesigning a portable device that treats migraines, finding new cures for clinical depression and reforming the medical malpractice system.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2005; TED; Talks; TED Prize; business; disease; health care; invention; medicine; science; technology; 2005
|Frans Lanting's lyrical nature photos - TED.com|
In this stunning slideshow, celebrated nature photographer Frans Lanting presents The LIFE Project, a poetic collection of photographs that tell the story of our planet, from its eruptive beginnings to its present diversity. Soundtrack by Philip Glass.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2005; TED; Talks; animals; art; arts; design; evolution; fish; nature; photography; storytelling; 2005
|Pilobolus perform "Symbiosis" - TED.com|
Two Pilobolus dancers perform "Symbiosis." Does it trace the birth of a relationship? Or the co-evolution of symbiotic species? Music: "God Music," George Crumb; "Fratres," Arvo Part; "Morango…Almost a Tango," Thomas Oboe Lee.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2005; TED; Talks; arts; dance; entertainment; nature; performance; science; 2005
|Zach Kaplan and Keith Schacht demo toys from the future - TED.com|
The Inventables guys, Zach Kaplan and Keith Schacht, demo some amazing new materials and how we might use them. Look for squishy magnets, odor-detecting ink, "dry" liquid and a very surprising 10-foot pole.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2005; TED; Talks; business; creativity; design; industrial design; invention; materials; science; smell; technology; toy; 2005
|Paul Sereno digs up dinosaurs - TED.com|
Strange landscapes, scorching heat and (sometimes) mad crocodiles await scientists seeking clues to evolution's genius. Paleontologist Paul Sereno talks about his surprising encounters with prehistory -- and a new way to help students join the adventure.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Africa; animals; biology; children; education; evolution; exploration; history; life; paleontology; science; TED2005; 2005
|Ross Lovegrove shares organic designs - TED.com|
Designer Ross Lovegrove expounds his philosophy of “fat-free” design and offers insight into several of his extraordinary products, including the Ty Nant water bottle and the Go chair.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2005; TED; Talks; DNA; arts; biology; creativity; design; industrial design; invention; nature; product design; transportation; 2005
|Ben Saunders skis to the North Pole - TED.com|
Arctic explorer Ben Saunders recounts his harrowing solo ski trek to the North Pole, complete with engaging anecdotes, gorgeous photos and never-before-seen video.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2005; TED; Talks; climate change; culture; exploration; global issues; personal growth; potential; sports; technology; 2005
|Bono: action for Africa - TED.com|
Musician and activist Bono accepts the 2005 TED Prize with a riveting talk, arguing that aid to Africa isn't just another celebrity cause; it's a global emergency.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; AIDS; Africa; activism; entertainment; global issues; leadership; philanthropy; politics; poverty; social change; TED2005; 2005
|Bjorn Lomborg sets global priorities - TED.com|
Given $50 billion to spend, which would you solve first, AIDS or global warming? Danish political scientist Bjorn Lomborg comes up with surprising answers.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2005; TED; Talks; AIDS; Africa; business; choice; climate change; culture; disaster relief; economics; environment; future; global issues; poverty; 2005
|Anna Deavere Smith: Four American characters - TED.com|
Writer and actor Anna Deavere Smith gives life to author Studs Terkel, convict Paulette Jenkins, a Korean shopkeeper and a bull rider, excerpts from her solo show "On the Road: A Search for American Character."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2005; TED; Talks; Featured; MacArthur grant; United States; arts; culture; entertainment; history; interview; performance; performance art; race; sports; storytelling; theater; 2005